László Moholy-Nagy

Konstrucktion V, from 6. Kestner-Mappe 6 Konstruktionen

Found at Christies, New York
The Sale of the Century: An Important Corporate Collection of Prints and Multiples, Lot 71
18. Apr - 19. Apr 2023
Estimate: 12.000 - 18.000 USD
Price realised: 12.600 USD
LÁSZLÓ MOHOLY-NAGY (1895-1946)
Konstrucktion V, from 6. Kestner-Mappe 6 Konstruktionen
lithograph in black and gray, on smooth wove paper, 1922-1923, signed in pencil, from the edition of 50, published by Verlag Ludwig Ey for the Kestner-Gessellschaft, Hanover, Germany, 1923, the full sheet, in generally good condition, framed
Sheet: 23 3/4 x 17 3/8 in. (602 x 440 mm.)

Auction result well in line with expectations

The work Konstrucktion V, from 6. Kestner-Mappe 6 Konstruktionen by László Moholy-Nagy was auctioned at Christies in New York in April this year. The estimated price for the artwork was previously given by the auction house with a range of USD 12,000.00 – 18,000.00, the actual price achieved of USD 12,600.00 (€ 11,413.04) could thus just exceed the lower estimate. Of course, this price has nothing to do with the top prices that other works by László Moholy-Nagy achieve. The highest price we have observed so far was reached by the work Em 1 Telephonbild (Em 1 Telephone Picture) in November 2016 with an auction result of USD 6,087,500.00 (€ 5,754,868.60).

Auktionsergebnis im Rahmen der Erwartungen

Die Arbeit Konstrucktion V, from 6. Kestner-Mappe 6 Konstruktionen von László Moholy-Nagy kam im April diesen Jahres bei Christies in New York zur Auktion. Der Schätzpreis für das Kunstwerk wurde von dem Auktionshaus zuvor mit einer Spanne von USD 12.000,00 – 18.000,00 angegeben, der tatsächlich erzielte Preis von USD 12.600,00 (€ 11.413,04) konnte den unteren Schätzpreis somit knapp übertreffen. Dieser Preis hat freilich nichts mit den Spitzenpreisen zu tun, die andere Arbeiten von László Moholy-Nagy erzielen. Den höchsten von uns bisher beobachteten Preis erreichte die Arbeit Em 1 Telephonbild (Em 1 Telephone Picture) im November 2016 mit einem Auktionsergebnis von USD 6.087.500,00 (€ 5.754.868,60).

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